The citizens of nearby Brasov are the builders of the medieval Bran Castle (1377), which should have protected them against attacks coming from the border towards Walachia. Even today it looks like a real fortress, placed at the narrowest spot between two mountains. During the centuries Bran Castle was used by Hungarian kings, princes of Transylvania and even of Walachia, like Vlad the Impaler, known also as Dracula. Finally, its owners, the citizens of Brasov, made it a present to the royal family of Romania, who restored the castle and used it as a summer residence. In the comunist era, Bran Castle was taken by the state and became a museum, focussed on the Dracula legend. Nowadays, still a museum, it has been restored to its lawful owners. History and legend are interwoven in the Bran Castle, sometimes in very subtle ways.
I feel so lucky to be able to be part of Heygo platform, especially during these times. It has been a great opportunity to do again what I love most, which is guiding, and interact with great people from all over the world. I have always been very much attracted by all the WW1 & WW2 documentaries on History Channel and still am nowadays. Having the opportunity to share the history, the still living traditions and the beauty of my country to travelers from all over the world is like a dream come true.
Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Transylvania with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.
The tour will last about 50 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Transylvania. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.
The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.
Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.
For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.